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Wat Chaiwattanarm

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Address: Ayutthaya, Thailand
Description: Considered one of the most imposing ancient Buddhist monasteries, this...
Considered one of the most imposing ancient Buddhist monasteries, this religious site was established by King Prasatthong in 1630 A.D. in homage to his mother.
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An Angkor style temple

In a lovely setting by the river with a modern Royal Palace across the river, and with features similar to the Angkor temples in Cambodia, this temple was much more intact than... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

In a lovely setting by the river with a modern Royal Palace across the river, and with features similar to the Angkor temples in Cambodia, this temple was much more intact than the other buildings we visited in Ayutthaya, so a much more enjoyable place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Ayuthhaya is the Asian Rome..this location is one of the grandest ruins which embodies Buddhist philosophy and Architecture to its core. Take a break from high octane Bangkok and spend some time in the tranquility of Ayuthhaya...

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India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Brilliant place to visit when in Ayutthaya... should not leave without visiitng here. If you havent been to Cambodia toi Anghkor Wat then you will enjoy this. It was copied from Angkor Wat.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The place is beautiful... But the double pricing policy for "foreigners" (even if you work in Thailand, pay taxes in Thailand and can prove it) made me feel a victim of segregation, just for being jugded as "farang" just from my skin and facies, not from laws. It would have been fine without the obviously contemptful way the person selling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

If you only have time for 1-2 sights in Ayutthaya this MUST be one of them. Large walkable ruins, very unique and beautiful architecture, and you can climb to the top for photos. Don't miss the statue out back next to the river.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A huge area of ruins of Buddhist temples, ruined over the years due to war & nature. A guide or Guide book is a must as the place is full of history, & language is a problem in Thailand. Be appropriately dressed as a mark of respect to Buddhism. Be aware of the heat as it can get very hot.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

It spans over a huge area. There are not many trees around. It is best to visit early morning or late afternoon when the crowds are gone and the sun is not that blistering. Beware that the steps down into the Stupa are very narrow and steep. It smells bad inside. If you can stomach the smell of bird droppings,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This was the first temple we visited while we were in Ayatthuya and the best one! It is far more better than anything you can see on island. We did not plan it but when we arrived we decided to rent a motorbike for 24 hours. We still had more than an hour to temple closing time (6pm) so we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Wonderful and atmospheric ruins and often not as busy as some of the central temples. Very impressive prang and beautiful for photos

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Lots of steps but very amazing place. lots of stuppas to see. Great market with very reasonable items. we were told that it was the cheapest area for shopping in thailand.

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